Franciscan observant

Member of a branch of the *Franciscan order which followed a stricter regime than others. They were known colloquially as 'Cordeliers'.

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  • Cordelier — A *Franciscan observant, so called because of the knotted cord around the waist …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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